Mirror

  • Title: Mirror
  • Author: Suzy Lee
  • ISBN: 9781934734391
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mirror Stunning in its simplicity and grace Mirror is visual tour de force that requires no words to tell its universal tale Author and illustrator Suzy Lee masterfully creates a world where a little girl e
    Stunning in its simplicity and grace, Mirror is visual tour de force that requires no words to tell its universal tale Author and illustrator Suzy Lee masterfully creates a world where a little girl explores and dances at first cautiously, later exuberantly with her reflection in the mirror When discord between the girl and her reflection surfaces, Lee s unforgettablStunning in its simplicity and grace, Mirror is visual tour de force that requires no words to tell its universal tale Author and illustrator Suzy Lee masterfully creates a world where a little girl explores and dances at first cautiously, later exuberantly with her reflection in the mirror When discord between the girl and her reflection surfaces, Lee s unforgettable story provides a gentle reminder that our actions have consequences A beautiful book sure to be embraced by the many fans of Wave, Suzy Lee s Mirror strengthens her growing reputation as one of the most exciting new authors to watch.

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    About Suzy Lee


    1. Suzy Lee is an artist and illustrator, born in Seoul, Korea She received her BFA in painting from Seoul National University and her MA in Book Arts from Camberwell College of Arts, London Her books and paintings have won numerous international awards and have been featured in exhibitions worldwide.


    210 Comments


    1. my word…when did picture books become so bleak?? i mean, i'm all for it, but sheeeeeesh this is one beautiful little soul-killer. for your children. and don't believe what it says up there, that Lee's unforgettable story provides a gentle reminder that our actions have consequences. i mean, this book doesn't have any words in it, but words still exist, right? and "gentle" means "soft," "tender," "gradual?" and not "you will never sleep again because of the implications this book will breed in [...]

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    2. A really fine silent picture book that uses a mirror, duh, and mirroring to tell its tale about a girl who looks into and dances in the mirror. I think of that Marx Bros scene with Groucho and Harpo making a mirrored scene, which at one point made me think this is about a relationship between two friends who work together, and then, sadly, (mid-sentence spoiler alert!) don't. It still could be that, really, or about identity, your seeing yourself and being in sync with yourself. . . and then not [...]

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    3. An imaginative little girl dances joyfully and playfully with her mirror image. But what happens when the mirror image develops a mind of her own and no longer imitates the little girl, but does her own thing? While I do much appreciate the premise of Mirror and like Suzy Lee's simplicity of illustration (wordless picture books that are too involved and ornate tend to distract and even sometimes rather confuse me), I really have not liked the ending all that much (rather sad, and potentially eve [...]

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    4. I first didn’t know what to make of this wordless picture book, but as I read on, I became impressed.The illustrations are truly lovely. All of the illustrations did a wonderful job of eliciting emotions; the first/last pictures touched me the most, but some of the ones in the middle were really fun and funny.The story can be looked at as a simple one of a girl playing in front of a mirror, something with which all children (and all adults with memories of their childhoods) can identify. It ca [...]

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    5. This wordless picture book is a little thin on story, but I love Lee's drawing style.

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    6. E Lee Very emotional wordless book. Sophisticated. Older kids can talk about what it makes them feel and what the girl(s) go through. Is the mirror image a metaphor for self? Friendship? Probably only for older kids. I found it confusing,disturbing and nihilistic. AMF

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    7. "This is another wordless book from Suzy Lee (who also did Wave and Shadow), and it makes a fascinating use of book-as-object (the gutter is the mirror)." - Becky, Teen Librarian

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    8. There was a resonance of dharmic teaching in this simple book - you reflect back what you are in both exterior and interior mirrors - and the difference between the two is often shattered.

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    9. I found this relatively short, wordless, picture book to be amazing. The book is about a girl looking at herself in the mirror and the art is stark and somehow so earnest. It presents this fascinating concept of not just looking at yourself in the mirror but also recognizing the image in the mirror as yourself. What if the image isn’t you? Even though it looks like you, acts like you and seems like you? How do you know? And when you break the mirror, are you also shattering? Fascinating sequen [...]

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    10. I like how Suzy Lee's books come full circle in the end. Her books are snapshots when the routine is changed for a split second. All of her books require reflection. Why is the girl upset at the beginning of the book? Maybe because she has no one to play with? Then, she does. They get mad at each other. Then she is sad and alone again. The illustrations are gorgeous. I love the gray pencil/charcoal drawing with the bursts of color when something magical happens.

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    11. Another fantastic wordless picture book from Lee. I really loved following the story, and, even though I was expecting some of the events in the tale, I was slightly confused as to what really happened. This will still be a great book for kids to tell the story with someone, but because it starts off so strong, I was expecting something more "clear." My own disappointment is probably the only reason I didn't give this 5 stars.

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    12. Drawn to the cover and the size of the book, I picked this up while shopping for the Library.I finished it quickly, as there are no words, and the story was so wonderful. It has so much potential to be used for inferring.I recommend this to all those who are waiting to dance the dance that is inside of them.

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    13. This is another wordless book from Suzy Lee (who also did Wave and Shadow), and it also makes a fascinating use of book-as-object (the gutter is the mirror). But the ending is a bit unpleasant, and there is a grammar mistake on the back cover copy.

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    14. It made me chuckle in the library. :D

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    15. It's only the mirror, which take out the sad feelings out of my body.A "wise" wordless picture book.

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    16. Fun. Great stances/expressions.

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    17. No words. Simple charcoal drawings tell a story of a young girls interest in her reflection in the mirror.

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    18. Wordless picture book. Simple but good to look closely at the development of the pictures.

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    19. The most existential children's book. Wordless. Surreal. Perfect.

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    20. Another amazing wordless book by Suzy Lee ( check out Shadow). Simple but memorable!

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    21. Is it a Rorschach test? I'd love to read Esme Codell and Elizabeth Bird's thoughts on this book.

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    22. Nicely done! My 2.5 year old son really enjoys this book. He can't get enough of looking at the pictures (great illustration).

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    23. A picture book with no words, and I LOVED it. The illustrations are so easy to follow, and you can just what the author means with the title mirror. I looked this book several times, and is perfect to show students that stories can be told without words at times. This is a perfect book to use to introduce how pictures alone can tell a story. It would be fun to use this book in groups to see just what interpretations each group has, or to allow the students to write the story for this little girl [...]

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    24. Wordless, beautifully simple and original but definitely not for everyone. This might be a good fit for bibliotherapy type session to help children understand their actions have consequences. This could also be used to help explain graphic design or photography techniques.

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    25. I liked this story. Sometimes it can be hard for me to grasp the concept of a book with no words in it. However, I feel like a grasped this story. I think this has a very powerful message for readers.

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    26. This is sort of a graphic novel but more like a children's book. It's basically simple drawings of a girl and it's very sad actually. The end remembered me of 1984.

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    27. I'm really sorry I don't really understand this book

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    28. Suzy Lee’s Mirror is as the dust jacket suggests, “a visual tour de force.”  But, I am going to add, emotional tour de force to the accolades. “Reading it” as an adult I am immediately taken back to one of my favorite Margaret Attwood poem- Tricks with Mirrors.  Like the poem, this story is a layer upon layer of complexities.  Mirror, in true Suzy Lee fashion, is told with such a soft and “simple” touch.  Once more she keeps colors to a minimum going for a charcoal black and u [...]

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    29. Suzy Lee is the master at using the entire picturebook to her advantage.  This book is very tall and skinny, mimicking a mirror--where both the verso and recto pages mirror each other.  In the beginning, the main character and her reflection (though it's unclear which is the actual main character and which is her reflection) have the same movements which are reflected across the gutter.  Then a disagreement happens.  She and the reflection no longer mirror each other, instead acting out the [...]

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    30. This wordless picture book tells how a young girl fascinated by her reflection learns how her actions translate to the world. She dances in a mirror and learns how her actions are reflected in the eyes of others. As she does one thing the mirror may do another to display how her actions appear and she learns that all of her actions have consequences. This book utilizes surrealism to act out the unrealistic occurrence of a rouge mirror. Black color is utilized throughout to portray a scary, depre [...]

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